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Important paintings by Mattia Preti and Gilbert Stuart acquired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

55 minutes agoArts : Artdaily

Two important paintings, one by 17th-century Italian painter Mattia Preti and the other by 19th-century American portraitist Gilbert Stuart, have been acquired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and are on view in the galleries in time for the holidays. Show More Summary

American monotypes from the Baker/Pisano Collection on view at the Chazen Museum of Art

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

American Monotypes from the Baker/Pisano Collection is an exhibition of unique prints from the permanent collections of the Chazen Museum of Art and the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, NY; all gifts from the Baker-Pisano Collection. Show More Summary

Robert Indiana and American pop exhibitions on display at the Allentown Art Museum

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

In anticipation of hosting the special exhibition Robert Indiana from A to Z, curators at the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley went into the vault to select a medley of complementary Pop hits from the Museum?s permanent collection. Show More Summary

Imperfections by Chance: Paul Feeley retrospective on view at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

An exhibition at the Albright-Knox, Imperfections by Chance: Paul Feeley Retrospective, 1954?1966, takes a long overdue look at the influential work of Paul Feeley (American 1910?1966). The artist?s first retrospective in more than fifty...Show More Summary

Contemporary perspective on the American West debuts at the Denver Art Museum

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Denver Art Museum is celebrating the American West with a presentation of Western art and film at the museum. The DAM is featuring William Matthews: Trespassing in January and screening a documentary about Colorado-based artist William Matthews? journey as he prepared for his solo exhibition. Show More Summary

The Healing and Transformative Power of the Arts to Build Bridges of Peace

As children were being incinerated by Awesome American Ordinance during the sultry days of last summer – while Americans fired up their Kindles on their beach vacations and Palestinians became kindling as Gaza burned, a group of Hollywood artists penned a letter of support for the imperial actions of our favorite recipient of military aid, [...]

Canadians in the Shadow of Matisse

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

KLEINBURG, Ontario — With a much-lauded show of cut-outs at MoMA and a group exhibition at the Denver Art Museum, Henri Matisse seems to be experiencing (yet another) moment in the North American art scene. Canada’s McMichael Collection...Show More Summary

Spanish Colonial Vs American Indian arts and culture in Santa Fe

My students are always fascinated by the Golden Age of Spanish art and architecture; there was a powerful religious element that grew in importance with the Counter-Reformation and soon spread to territories conquered by Spain in the New World. Show More Summary

‘Selma’ & ‘American Sniper’ To Bow As ‘The Interview’ Moves In: Specialty Preview

Kim Jong-un could not contain a gaggle of indie theater owners including those in the Art House Convergence, Tim League and others to unleash The Interview as the Christmas holiday weekend opened. The much talked about hacking scandal...Show More Summary

Forty-year retrospective highlights the accomplishments of Dance Theatre of Harlem

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Fort Wayne announces Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts, an exhibition that highlights the many accomplishments of African Americans and other minorities who dared to overcome social norms and prejudices to pursue their passion and pave the way for future generations of world class dancers. Show More Summary

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago opens exhibition celebrating Richard Hunt's career

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago presents MCA DNA: Richard Hunt, an exhibition celebrating Hunt?s life and artistic achievements, and timed to coincide with the artist turning eighty in 2015. Richard Hunt (American, b.1935),...Show More Summary

Idyllic, Depression-Era Watercolors of American Design

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

In 2013, the National Gallery of Art began digitizing their enormous collection of roughly 18,000 watercolors from the Index of American Design.

Bristol-Myers Squibb donates N.C. Wyeth painting to Brandywine River Museum of Art

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Brandywine River Museum of Art announced the generous gift of an N.C. Wyeth painting. The painting, Public Health and Morale (circa 1943) depicts an idealized American family against a backdrop of busy wartime factories, with a squadron of military airplanes over head. Show More Summary

'Very Rich & Handsome, American Neo-Classical Decorative Arts' on view at Hirschl & Adler

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

?Very rich and handsome,? as Bostonian Abby Breese Salisbury described a group of furniture she had commissioned from the Boston cabinetmaking firm of Isaac Vose & Son on behalf of her aunt and uncle, Elizabeth Tuckerman Salisbury and...Show More Summary

Michael Anthony Will Be Untitled’s Chef When It Reopens Downtown

Michael Anthony Earlier this fall, Danny Meyer's food operation at the Whitney Museum of American Art closed in advance of the institution's move to the Meatpacking District, and it's now been announced that Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern's esteemed chef, will serve as executive chef and managing director upon its reopening. Show More Summary

The Baltimore Museum of Art's textile gallery returns with early American embroideries

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

In conjunction with the grand opening of the renovated American Wing, the Baltimore Museum of Art presents Lessons Learned: American Schoolgirl Embroideries on view through May 2015. The exhibition features more than 20 samplers andShow More Summary

Art of Manliness Podcast #94: A Higher Call With Adam Makos

On December 20, 1943, exactly 71 years ago to the day, a badly damaged American bomber was flying over German airspace. Piloting the plane was a 21-year-old on his first mission. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. A German fighter flew in and lined up right behind the bomber. Piloting that fighter was one of […]

Art Institute exhibition of Bridget Riley is first in an American museum in 15 years

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Art Institute of Chicago is the first American museum in nearly 15 years to present a solo exhibition of the work of British Op Art artist Bridget Riley. The exhibition, which runs from November 11, 2014, through March 8, 2015, features...Show More Summary

"Like many graduate degrees, a Master of Fine Arts carries rising costs and brings limited job prospects. So why are more Americans pursuing one?"

Intro to an Atlantic article quoted by its best-rated comment, which says: "The article doesn't answer its own question. The writer didn't ask even one MFA student, 'So... why are you getting an MFA if you're going to spend your life behind a Starbucks counter?'"Third best-rated comment: "Next in The Atlantic: Forming a garage band. Show More Summary

The Last: Naruto The Movie In Theaters In February!

The Last: Naruto The Movie finds the moon swinging perilously close to the Earth. It’s up to Naruto to find a way to save the planet! VIZ Media and Eleven Arts are bringing The Last: Naruto The movie to theaters in major American cities in February – screening in 20 major U.S. cities including New […]

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